• Catholic Benefits Association presses Trump to end contraceptive mandate

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Frustrated by federal court inaction and the Department of Justice blocking the way, the Catholic Benefits Association has called on President Trump to intervene directly in the legal battle over the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate. “This is a problem... Read more
  • Political CEOs

    It was in a speech before the Society for American Newspaper Editors that President Calvin Coolidge uttered the famous words: After all, the chief business of the American people is business. They are profoundly concerned with producing, buying, selling, investing and prospering in the world.... Read more
  • Middle East Christians: A Status Report

    Christians have been concerned for decades now at the suffering of our sisters and brothers across the globe from persecution and even genocide. The distress has been especially acute while looking at the anguish of the Christians in the Middle East. We are aware of their terrible persecution... Read more
  • Grace or Karma?

    Just a few weeks ago, I had the privilege of meeting Dr. Stephen Davis, retired professor of the philosophy of religion at Claremont University. In preparation for the meeting, I read Dr. Davis’s book called Christian Philosophical Theology, which includes a chapter contrasting two basic... Read more
  • Houstonians get their feet wet and hands dirty to help each other out

    Churches open up to shelter people, neighbors start to clean out each other's houses in wake of Harvey. Texans and sympathetic Americans continued to help survivors of Hurricane Harvey Wednesday, as the diminished but still very wet storm made its way eastward, inundating Port Arthur and... Read more
  • ESPN’s Major Fumble

    Reassignment of announcer after Charlottesville shows lengths taken to appease P.C. police This absolutely has to be fake news. That was my immediate thought after I started to hear and see reports of ESPN’s decision to remove one of their sports announcers from a college football game all... Read more
  • In Sudan’s Nuba Mountains, no food is left, and children are dying

    [caption id="attachment_79054" align="aligncenter" width="575"] A South Sudanese woman makes porridge in a village in eastern parts of the country as others wait. Such villages in the country have been attacked and villagers displaced in a war that has unfolded in Africa's newest country since 2013.... Read more
  • Houston residents are in for a long recovery after Harvey

    As Hurricane Harvey started to pound the Houston area, Father Norbert Maduzia, pastor of St. Ignatius of Loyola parish in Spring, Texas, began to feel like one of the apostles in the boat on a stormy Sea of Galilee. Jesus was asleep on that boat, readers will recall, and the vessel was fast... Read more
  • Atheist Group Demands Marco Rubio Stop Tweeting Bible Verses

    The nation's largest atheist organization is demanding that Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., stop tweeting Bible verses from his Twitter account, telling him that doing so is a violation of the United States Constitution. The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation, which advocates for... Read more
  • Domesticating the Divinity

    Some biblical scholars consider the Book of Deuteronomy to be a collection of sermons: catechetical homilies on the great theme of the Exodus and the fulfillment of that epic adventure in God’s gifts of the Law and the land to the people of Israel. Throughout the book, Israel is told, over and... Read more